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Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor and Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto and award-winning Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo will present free masterclasses this month at Loyola University New Orleans. These classes afford Loyola students the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from world-class artists in preparation for mu...

Suburban shoppers who park their cars in the garage adjacent to Burlington Town Center and stroll along the featureless concrete wall toward the lake might be forgiven for not realizing that a very different scene existed here nearly half a century ago.   Before the wrecking ball began to swing as part of a massive urban renewal project in t...

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the great male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure.   The 50th anniversary of th...

Un evento per promuove il turismo in Italia, quello organizzato da ENIT, Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo, negli edifici del complesso del Rockefeller Center il 4 dicembre, in coincidenza con l'accensione delle oltre 30.000 luci del grande albero di Natale che domina la ormai mitica piazza del Rockefeller Centre a New York.   Una tradizione nat...

Aeffe USA is shutting the doors of its Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti boutique in New York. The company accepted Ferrim USA's proposal Wednesday to prematurely break the lease the fashion company had at 452 West Broadway.   Aeffe USA is the property of Aeffe SpA, a company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange that controls the Moschino, Albe...

Philip Morris International Inc. ("PMI") announced an investment of up to €500 million into its first manufacturing facility in the European Union and an associated pilot plant near Bologna, Italy to produce its potentially reduced-risk tobacco products. Once fully operational, the factory and pilot plant combined annual production capacity is expe...

By Mel Fabrikant The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has rescheduled the last date to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus to February 5, 2014. Due to inclement weather conditions, the auditions scheduled for January 22 were cancelled. Auditions for the chorus will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jerse...

The Mediterranean Sea is coming to Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium with performances by Italy's Compagnia T.P.O., or Teatro di Piazza o d'Occasione. The company will present "Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea" at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-21; 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 22; and 2 p.m. Feb. 23.   "Bleu!" is created through the combination of digital im...

After making a showing at Bologna's ArteFiera, Guttuso, the "Maestro di Bagheria," has more of his work exhibited in the Region of Emilia Romagna, this time at Reggio Emilia's Galleria de' Bonis, an important point of reference for the studies and market revolving around Renato Guttuso. The exhibit – running February 22nd to March 13th, 2014 – pic...

Dopo una lunga lunga procedura di assistenza giudiziaria iniziata nel 2001 torneranno in Italia, dalla Svizzera, 4536 pezzi tra opere d'arte e reperti archeologici fino a questo momento bloccati oltre confine. Tutto inizia nel 2001, quando l'Italia presenta una domanda di assistenza giudiziaria al Ministero pubblico di Basilea nell'ambito di un'inc...

An interesting way to experience Italian local life is heading to one of its "scattered hotels" while travelling there. In Italy they are called "alberghi diffusi", and they are usually located in remote corners of the country. This new concept of hospitality is actually bringing life back to some "beautiful, historic areas laid waste by nature, f...

  WTI Magazine #25    2014 Apr, 11Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   On Easter Sunday, from dawn, the town of Prizzi undergoes a metamorphosis: the inhabitants are awakened by groups of children who knock on their doors. Everyone of these kids is wearing a red dress (the devils) except one who is wearing a yellow ocher one (death).  ...